Doctors working with you individually to
create the optimum conditions for wellness.
Lorilee Schoenbeck, N.D.
Dr. Lorilee Schoenbeck is a fourth generation physician (although the first naturopathic physician), and has practiced in Vermont for 18 years. A graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, she completed her pre-med at the University of Wisconsin and also holds a bachelor's degree in nutrition from Goddard College. Dr. Schoenbeck is widely regarded as a regional and national expert on women's and adult natural medicine, and is respected by both natural and conventional medicine practitioners with whom she enjoys collaboration. For ten years, she was the first naturopathic physician to practice natural medicine in a Planned Parenthood owned gynecology clinic, and is now excited to be expanding her services in creating her own clinic, Mountain View Natural Medicine. Her aim is to engage her patients in creating optimal health, and creating treatment plans that reflect each person's individuality and goals.
Taking the actual meaning of 'doctor' as 'teacher' literally, Dr. Schoenbeck teaches in Johnson State College's Wellness and Alternative Medicine Program, lectures frequently to medical professionals and the public, and has taught extensively at program centers such as Kripalu Center and Omega Institute. As past president of the Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians, she led the effort to pass legislation which recognizes NDs in Vermont as primary care physicians covered by insurance, and is now involved in health care reform. Her book, Menopause: Bridging the Gap Between Natural and Conventional Medicine is a trusted guide to thousands of women. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and chairs its State and Federal Affairs Committee.
In her free time, Dr. Schoenbeck loves to swing dance, practice yoga and hike in the Green Mountains.
Sara Norris, N.D.
Dr. Sara Norris is licensed as a naturopathic physician. She obtained her doctorate from National College of Natural Medicine, and her pre-medical studies from University of Wisconsin. She also has a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from University of Wisconsin, which she received prior to her medical studies.
At MVNM, she enjoys working with patients of all ages, including children and teens. She works in a general family care model providing conventional and natural treatment options to patients. She is well versed in the area of pediatrics, and treats patients with skin conditions, digestive complaints, reproductive health concerns, and women's health including gynecological and annual exams. Her patients enjoy her compassion, broad knowledge, and the diligence of her care.
The treatment options she uses include western botanical medicine, nutritional counseling, bio-identical hormones, homeopathy, pharmaceuticals, and lifestyle modification. Dr. Norris works with patients to decrease or eliminate their need for pharmaceutical medications and will work independently or with your current medical doctor (MD) to develop a plan that works best for you.
Dr. Norris is deeply committed to activism and social justice, and in 2009 was awarded a grant for her dedication to community outreach within local community clinics. She was in practice in Oakland, California prior to relocating to Burlington to be closer to family, and lives here with her husband and son.
Dr. Norris, as well as all providers at MVNM, is LBGTQ friendly and competent.
Michael Gravett, N.D.
Dr. Gravett graduated with a BS in Biology and Premedical Studies from Indiana University, and with Honors from the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR in 2004. His clinical experience has focused in primary care medicine, with expanded experience in cardiovascular, pulmonary and general internal medicine disorders, as well as men's health. He currently holds an executive leadership position at Indiana University's division of Cardiopulmonary Medicine, and provides naturopathic medical care to patients there, as well as in his private practice.
His prior medical career includes over 10 years as a Flight Paramedic specializing in trauma and critical care. He is the current President of the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and from 2007 to 2012, held a Governor appointed position on the Indiana State Child Fatality Review Team. Dr. Gravett earned board certification in Integrative Medicine through the American Association of Integrative Medicine in 2012. He relocated to Vermont with his wife and two children in June. Dr. Gravett enjoys hiking, biking and spending time in the outdoors.
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Dr. Gravett to our team and believe his experience is the perfect fit in providing even more comprehensive naturopathic primary care at Mountain View Natural Medicine. We think you will enjoy his warm, skilled and dedicated care as well.
Nicole Kearney, N.D.
Dr. Kearney is our newest physician and will be completing her two-year naturopathic primary care residency here at Mountain View. She is a top graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Dr. Kearney has experience working with geriatrics in a long-term nursing facility, which enhanced her ability to connect with this population and cultivated an interest in geriatric care. She also has a passion for pediatric medicine and a way with patients that put them right at ease. She enjoys working in a primary care setting where she can see help patients of all ages reach their health goals. Dr. Kearney is thrilled to be back in the Burlington area, where she first discovered natural medicine. She is looking forward to helping Vermonters lead healthy lives and prevent disease.
Abby Wadsworth, MSD, RD.
Abby Wadsworth, MSD, RD completed her nutrition training at the University of Vermont Masters in Dietetics program. She has a deep interest in functional nutrition and is working on advancing her knowledge through continued education in this field. She currently co-owns Whole Health Nutrition, whose approach to nutrition is through the use of whole functional foods to optimize health and recovery. She is working in conjunction with the Naturopathic providers at Mountain View Natural Medicine in a team based approach to care.
Individualized nutrition counseling involves nutrient intake assessment, functional food based recommendations, meal planning, recipe recommendations, and goal setting with ongoing support.
“The food choices we make on a daily basis have a direct effect on our quality of life. My deep-seeded respect and passion for the healing and performance power of our food is coupled with the excitement of its sensory properties.”
Abby is an avid cook, and exercise enthusiast with her newest interest found in road biking. She is often spending her free time with family and friends cooking up a new dish.
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